Chamaedorea microphylla

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Figure 1. C. microphylla showing the white spotted stem

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Common Names:

None

Distribution & Habitat:

It is found in Panama, in moist, windswept cloud forest; 1,000 m elevation or more.

Description:

This is a small under-story palm, with a solitary, pencil thin stem to about 1m (3 ft). It has a heavily white spotted petiole, with pinnate leaves with thin, downward-cupped, dark green pinnae that are markedly contracted basally. The inflorescence is branched (females with fewer branches), and the female flowers are yellow.

Cultivation:

Shady, warm and sheltered, with moist well drained soil.

Figure 2. C. microphylla

Contributed by:

Ian Edwards (Figure 1&2)


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